18th Regional Anaesthesia Winter Symposium





Dear colleagues and friends,

It is my pleasure and honour to invite you to assist to the 18th Annual Regional Anaesthesia Winter Symposium which will be held in Crans-Montana,

18th – 20 th January 2018







Prof. Alain Borgeat, MD

Balgrist University Hospital








Full participation certifies

15 CME points.


Place limited to 40 participants.


Course fee 350.-- CHF


Recognized as one hands-on workshop for the ESRA diploma


Registration before  10/01/2018


Prof. Alain Borgeat,

Balgrist University Hospital Forchstrasse 340,

CH-8008 Zurich, Switzerland

Tel. +41 44 386 38 32

Fax + 41 44 386 38 39




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Programme 18th Regional Anaesthesia Winter Symposium


Thursday 18th


Morning: 08.30-12.00


Introduction, Alain Borgeat


Regional Anaesthesia: Lights and shadows

Alain Borgeat


Phantom pain: How to manage?

Gina Votta-Velis, Chicago, USA)


Coffee break


New developments in intrathecal delivery

Gina Votta-Velis, Chicago, USA)




Afternoon: 16:30-19:00


How to avoid complications in RA?, Alain Borgeat


Alternatives to interscalene block for shoulder surgery,

José Aguirre


Lidocaine in ICU, Alain Borgeat





Friday 19th


Morning: 08.30-12.00


Postoperative cognitive dysfunction, Luc Barvais


Get TCI back on the track, Frank Engbers


Smart Pk, Frank Engbers


Coffee break


Epidural infusion: what about the role of adjuvants, Alain Borgeat


Perioperative ketamine and α-agonist, TBA




Afternoon: 16:30-19:00


LAMA (Intubation or spinal Anesthesia for ambulatory


surgery: a pro cons discussion) José Aguirre, John Bonvini


TCI/TIVA workshop, Luc Barvais, Frank Engbers



Saturday 20th


Morning: 08.30-12.00


Regional Anaesthesia for high risk patient, José Aguirre


NOL index in Anaesthesia, Luc Barvais


Regional Anaesthesia and costs, José Aguirre





Recognized as one hands-on workshop for the ESRA diploma

  • Venue

    Hotel Le Mont Paisible,


    Chemin du Mont-Paisible 12,

    3963 Randogne, Switzerland

  • How to get there

    To organize your arrival by train:


    To plan your arrival by car:


Contact Information

For general inquiries

and sponsorship website:


For meetings and registrations:

Mrs Silvia Lenz

Department of Anaesthesiology

and Intensive Care,

Orthopaedic University Clinic Balgrist

Forschstrasse 340

CH-8008 Zürich Switzerland

Tivatrainer is an educational programme, developed to explain pharmacokinetic principles and show the pharmacokinetic properties of IV anesthetics and other drugs. TivatrainerX  is the iphone version

+41 44 386 38 32

Dr Frank Engbers

Leiden University Medical Centre

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